Jose Aldo challenges Conor McGregor to rematch at UFC 200
Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo took to Twitter moments after Conor McGregor’s shocking, second-round defeat to Nate Diaz on Saturday, challenging McGregor to a rematch at UFC 200.
Despite taking halting his momentum, McGregor’s loss to Diaz came without his featherweight belt on the line. McGregor had talked about moving up in weight classes to compete for the lightweight title, but his struggles in Saturday’s fight, which was contested at welterweight, would seem to put a halt to those plans.
McGregor won the featherweight belt at UFC 194, knocking out Aldo in only 13 seconds.
Before his loss to McGregor, Aldo had dominated the featherweight division, holding the belt since April 2011.
Aldo’s call out could create some tension in the division, as former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar had already been promised a title shot after beating Chad Mendes at the Ultimate Fighter Finale in December.